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Dissemination and implementation: Translating cancer guidelines and clinical trial outcomes into everyday practice(Comments Off on Dissemination and implementation: Translating cancer guidelines and clinical trial outcomes into everyday practice)

February 1, 2016

Dissemination strategies and implementation research programs, which examine how clinical trials data may be incorporated into clinical use, are the focus of this month’s column.

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Rectal cancer resection: Laparoscopic or open—which way forward?

The primary outcome of the Z6051 rectal cancer trial is outlined in this month’s column as are new surgical trial concepts that resulted from this study.

Figure 1. SWOG S1316 Schema

Prospective comparative effectiveness trial for malignant bowel obstruction: SWOG S1316

The aim and approach of the Prospective Comparative Effectiveness Trial for Malignant Bowel Obstruction trial is the focus of this month’s column.

Response to preoperative endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients can alter surgical and chemotherapy options

The uptake of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy in the U.S. has been slow according to the authors of this month’s column, even though this treatment can reduce the extent of breast surgery.

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Improving resection rates in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pilot study shows favorable results

The clinical importance of the Alliance A021101 cooperative group study as well as the design of the trial itself are the focus of this month’s column.


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